That Leaked Contract is a Glimpse into Soundcloud’s Future

Digitalmusicnews.com scooped everyone yesterday by publishing what appears to be an agreement between Soundcloud and independent music publishers. That contract (embedded below) shows how desperate the streaming service is to legitimize its content, pivot...

Confessions of a Radio Pirate

Electronic music, as we've lamented time and time again in these pages, is nowhere on the radio spectrum in Chicago. Outside of a record here and there, it hasn't been for years. And while...

Qobuz Launches Hi-Rez Music Streaming in US

Founded in France, Qobuz launches hi-rez CD-quality streaming in the US for up to $300 per year.
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Bandcamp launches yet another livestreaming platform, and it may be the best

"Bandcamp Live" is rolling out and combines ticketed livestreams, merch and chat on one unified platform.

Every Music Platform Wants To Be Your Distributor

Following the lead of Spotify, SoundCloud gets into the (almost) free distribution game.
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Why is Pioneer paying everyone to write about the CDJ-3000?

All discussion of the "industry standard" on the largest dance music media sites has been paid for by Pioneer itself.

SoundCloud Goes Full Damage Control Mode After Contract Leak

SoundCloud's monetization program stumbles, as artists and media push back after The Verge published the original artist contract.
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Beautiful Tribute to Audio Pioneer Ray Dolby (Video)

You know his name, even if you don't understand why it's stamped on every device, movie poster and CD you've purchased in the last 30 years. He was Ray Dolby, founder of Dolby Laboratories....

Beatport is Launching a New Open Format DJ Site

Beatsource is a collaboration with DJcity and will launch in the summer.
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Easy vinyl ripping, volume adjustment automated and more in the latest Rekordbox software.
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Mixcloud: Party Like It’s MySpace in 2006

In our continuing series on SoundCloud Alternatives, we turn to Mixcloud: The DJ's choice (and almost no one else's).
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Free Forever or a Free-For-All? Blockchain Streaming with Audius.

Audius is a streaming start up with an ambitious goal: to suck less than SoundCloud.

Who’s Afraid of Baboom?

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last few years, you'll almost certainly have heard someone tell you that the music industry is broken. Technology companies, major labels and investment hungry start-ups...

Twitter Is Probably A Waste of Time But Everyone Already Knew That

Twitter's median user tweets twice a month and probably doesn't like your Beatport chart either.
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Go Live: SoundCloud Announces Livestreaming Partnership with Twitch

How to monetize livestreams through SoundCloud's "fast track" partnership with Twitch.

High rez streamer Qobuz drops price 40%. Is anyone buying?

French-based streamer Qobuz entered the US market earlier this year and has cut their highest end, high resolution audio tier.

Win a Free Roland TR-8 for #808Day

The 808 drum machine has inspired a documentary and now a holiday. Roland and the team behind the AIRA product line are marking the adorable advent of #808 day by teaming up to offer...

Free Moog Mother 32 Samples for Ableton Live Racks

Feed your synth addiction with Plaster's high quality Moog Mother 32 samples for Ableton Live Racks.

Apple is Promising a Seamless Post-iTunes Future

Apple's Music app on desktop computers will integrate mp3s, wavs and playlists, and the iTunes store is unaffected. Here's what Apple says is in the new iTunes replacement.

Samsung Joins Apple, Google in Dumping the Headphone Jack

I hope you like wireless ear buds, pal, cuz you're gonna need them.

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